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CentOS Update for libproxy CESA-2012:1461 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libproxy' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

libproxy is a library that handles all the details of proxy configuration. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libproxy handled the downloading of proxy auto-configuration (PAC) files. A malicious server hosting a PAC file or a man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to cause an application using libproxy to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code, if the proxy settings obtained by libproxy (from the environment or the desktop environment settings) instructed the use of a PAC proxy configuration. (CVE-2012-4505) This issue was discovered by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Users of libproxy should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All applications using libproxy must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libproxy on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)